Grand Canadian Journey / Canada Holidays / Rail Tours in Canada

​Canada Tours » ​Rail Tours in Canada » ​Grand Canadian Journey

              

Grand Canadian Journey

INDEPENDENT RAIL JOURNEY

This twenty-five-day tour packs in so many impressive sights.Explore Canada from the Pacific Ocean city of Vancouver to the Atlantic Ocean city of Halifax. Along the way, discover spectacular glaciers, prairies, rivers, lakes and mountains. Every day will bring a new experience and adventure and the itinerary includes a host of sightseeing excursions.

              

Vancouver

DAY 1

Arrive and transfer to your hotel for a two-night stay. The rest of the day is at leisure.

              

Vancouver Sightseeing

DAY 2

Enjoy a city tour and Capilano Suspension Bridge excursion. The highlights of the city include Stanley Park, historic Gastown, Chinatown and Granville Market.

              

Rocky Mountaineer to Banff

DAYS 3 & 4

Board the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer for the two-day, all-daylight journey via Kamloops. Sit back and relax as the scenery unfolds before your eyes. Breakfast and lunch served onboard both days.

              

Banff Sightseeing

DAY 5

Enjoy a tour of Banff. Highlights include Surprise Corner, Bow Falls and Banff Gondola. Independent return to downtown Banff (local Roam bus transfer not included).

              

Lake Louise

DAY 6

Early this afternoon take the short drive via the scenic Bow Valley Parkway to Lake Louise.

              

Jasper

DAY 7

A full day of exploration as you travel the scenic Icefields Parkway to Jasper. An Ice Explorer ride onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier is included.

              

VIA Rail

DAY 8

Enjoy a morning at leisure. Later today board VIA Rail’s The Canadian for the leisurely train journey to Toronto.

              

VIA Rail

DAYS 9 & 10

Watch the scenery change as you leave the mountains for the prairies and great plains of Canada, then cross the scenic lake lands of northern Ontario. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served onboard.

              

Toronto

DAY 11

Arrive in Toronto this morning and transfer (not included) to your hotel for a two-night stay. Breakfast included.

              

Niagara Falls Excursion

DAY 12

Your excursion includes Hornblower Niagara Falls cruise or ‘Journey Behind the Falls’. Enjoy lunch (included) overlooking the Falls and free time in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

              

Montréal

DAY 13

By rail, journey to Montréal, past Lake Ontario and along the shores of the St. Lawrence River for a two-night stay.

              

Québec City Excursion

DAY 14

The heart of French Canada and the old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

              

Moncton

DAY 15

Enjoy a city tour of Montréal. Points of interest include Notre Dame Basilica and Old Montreal. Board VIA Rail’s The Ocean to travel to Moncton. Overnight in a private bedroom. Dinner included.

              

Charlottetown

DAY 16

Wake to scenic views and shortly before lunch arrive in Moncton. Disembark and take a private transfer (included) via the Confederation Bridge to Charlottetown for a two-night stay.

              

Anne of Green Gables Excursion

DAY 17

Enjoy the scenic views of Green Gables Shore. Tour Green Gable House, an old farm that inspired L. M. Montgomery’s fiirst novel, Anne of Green Gables. Breakfast included.

              

Moncton

DAY 18

This afternoon take a private transfer to Moncton for a two-night stay. Breakfast included.

              

Hopewell Rocks Coastal Tour

DAY 19

This full-day tour will introduce you to the Bay of Fundy where the highest tides in the world have carved some dramatic rock sculptures.

              

St-Andrews-by-the-Sea

DAY 20

A morning at leisure before your transfer (included) to this charming resort town for a three-night stay.

              

Whale-Watching Cruise

DAY 21

Embark on a whale-watching tour. Look out for finback, minke, humpback and right whales.

              

St-Andrews-by-the-Sea

DAY 22

Today is yours to enjoy this pretty coastal town. Wander the streets which are steeped in turn-of-the-century charm.

              

Halifax

DAY 23

Transfer (included) to Moncton train station and board VIA Rail’s The Ocean for the journey to Halifax. Transfer (not included) to your hotel for a two-night stay.

              

Peggy’s Cove Sightseeing

DAY 24

Today you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Halifax and Peggy’s Cove.

              

End of Tour

DAY 25

Arrangements end upon hotel check-out.